From Dubious Trademarks

Dubious Trademarks: I Put The Boomerang On Your Ass!

Proof that your trademark doesn’t have to make sense or have any commercial worth to be approved by the USPTO, but apparently it does if you want to sell anything…

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Word Mark I PUT THE BOOMERANG ON YOUR ASS!
Goods and Services (ABANDONED) IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: Clothing: namely-shirts, jackets, shorts, caps, hats. FIRST USE: 20060401. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20060401
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 78939021
Filing Date July 27, 2006
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Owner (APPLICANT) Crespo, Beverly INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 59 Pineapple St. #3K Brooklyn NEW YORK 11201
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Abandonment Date June 28, 2007

Source: http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/gate.exe?f=doc&state=12oiju.18.27

Dubious Trademarks: Mutts and Butts

The following is an expired trademark listed on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s electronic database of trademarks (TESS). Now, while I suppose there’s such a thing as a one-stop shop, I’m not sure this is exactly the right combination of trade goods to be offering. If you check a little further, it turns out there is actually still a Mutts and Butts pet shop on Long Island, but they’ve changed their image and logo and seem to just be a pet store now. Check out their site if you like…especially if you’re on Long Island and need pet supplies.

Mutts and Butts

Word Mark MUTTS & BUTTS
Goods and Services (CANCELLED) IC 042. US 101. G & S: RETAIL STORE SERVICES SPECIALIZING IN THE SALE OF PET FOODS AND CIGARETTES. FIRST USE: 19760202. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19780404
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 03.01.08 – Dogs; Puppies
03.01.24 – Stylized cats, dogs, wolves, foxes, bears, lions, tigers
10.01.02 – Cigarettes; Holders, cigarette and cigar
Serial Number 73185363
Filing Date September 12, 1978
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Registration Number 1138715
Registration Date August 12, 1980
Owner (REGISTRANT) MUTTS & BUTTS, LTD. CORPORATION NEW YORK 2076 MERRICK RD. MERRICK NEW YORK 11566
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text SECT 8 (6-YR).
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Cancellation Date March 13, 2002

Source: http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/gate.exe?f=doc&state=krh966.2.2